Finding a Good Doctor (Ophthalmologist) for Eye Surgery

If you are looking for a doctor (ophthalmologist) to get your laser eye surgery done, we recommend that you bear in mind the following recommendations when looking for a doctor:

  • A good doctor has to spend some time evaluating your eyes to make sure that they are suitable for laser eye surgery.
  • Your doctor should inform you if your eyes are suitable for eye surgery and inform you also of any risks and be available to answer any questions you may have.
  • Beware of those doctors who explain results which are “too good to be true” and who do not explain well the risks associated to eye surgery.
  • Find out for how long has the doctor performed laser eye surgery and what has been his success rate. Ask what cases has he rejected before and what were the reasons for rejection. Find out how many surgeries he has performed in the past 2 years.
  • The level of risk and benefit varies from surgery to surgery and from surgeon to surgeon. The final result depends on the level of experience of the doctor with a given procedure. Ask the doctor who would perform the eye surgery, how many years has he been doing this surgery before.

Learn as Much as Possible About Laser Eye Surgery

  • Read and learn. It is important that you read any documentation you receive from your doctor as well as any other information you get. Your doctor must provide you with all the information and discuss with you the possible problems, the probability of success as well as the probability of failure.
  • Read as much as possible about laser eye surgery so you can make an informed decision.

Choosing the Clinic for Laser Eye Surgery

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